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Saturday, November 3 • 3:35pm - 4:45pm
How can Open Research and Open Education keep us from drowning in plastics?

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The first man-made plastics were invented in 1839, and in the 179 years since, hundreds of different plastics have been created and are being used across all industries from agriculture to aviation. Plastics are one of the most important material class on the planet, but they also the most environmentally destructive one too.

New kinds of ‘bio-plastic’ have been developed to tackle some of the problems with plastics but the products we buy often aren’t what they are cracked up to be.

Could there be ways to get around this confusion about plastic by encouraging open research and open education in this field? Join me in discussing potential opportunities to save us from plastic pollution.


Saturday November 3, 2018 3:35pm - 4:45pm EDT
Accolade East 012